THE SONGS. THE SOUND. THE STORY.
Motown follows the story of Berry Gordy and the creation of Motown Records. The story begins on the evening of the 25th anniversary of the music records empire in 1983, with Berry reflecting upon his journey so far and career.
Berry recalls the times when he was a kid and dreamt of one day making people as happy and proud as his childhood hero, the boxer Joe Louis.
Having grown into a talented adult, inspired by his passion of music and with hopes of ending the racial division in the music industry, Berry borrowed $800 from his family, went from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more.
Playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre and featuring an eighteen-piece live orchestra, playing 50 Motown tracks including "My Girl", "Dancing In The Street", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", Motown The Musical is a musical sensation with real soul - Book your tickets today!
Motown The Musical (London) critic reviews
Motown The Musical (London) reviews
A superb depiction of the Motown story
Before i booked the tickets i checked that you had a good hearing loop system as my partner is deaf in 1 ear and wears a hearing aid in the other. A very nice man (wish i taken his name) helped setting up device which worked well to start with then completely disappeared. At the interval he returned and helped in re-seating us so the the loop system worked perfectly for the second half which was then very enjoyable
Family of four … youngest was 9. Absolutely loved the whole show !! It was fantastic !! Staging, cast, choreography and especially the singing ( obviously ) were all spot on. Highly recommend anyone to go and see.
Absolutely fabulous.. Great professional singers and dancers you should all feel proud of what you have produced. My kinda show X
Purchased tickets as a birthday present for my friend and was absolutely blown away by sjow
Great up yo the interval
This show is far too long and repetitive. Some of the music is fantastic but some is average. The sound in the theatre wasn’t great either. I was disappointed.
Very good show but the thearter was to hot.no air conditioning was on .
Energetic, uplifting, singing outstanding. Real buzz !!!!
Was a fantastic show, great story, great songs, amazing cast and would recommend for everyone to go see it!
The show was brilliant the only thing was made to go in the side entrance as ticket was for the grand circle so felt a little like because didn't buy expensive tickets second class up in the gods was a little tired and the seating was very very cosy got to know person sat next to me quite quickly.
One of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time
Excellent performance! Second time to the show. We brought two friends along who were seeing for the first time and they loved it! All of the cast were superb. Powerful voices that did justice to all the music. Timing was perfect. Sorry to see the curtain come down an such a fabulous production.
What a cast , what a show. I'm so glad I went to see the last show it was phenomenal. I wish all the best to all involved.
Absolute brilliant show
We really enjoyed Motown the Musical the performance was first class can’t say enough about it fantastic
It was fantastic entertainment from the moment the show started until the end. It's a shame that is now going on tour as I would recommend this show to everyone I know. However I was fortunate to witness such a momentum event. MR.W.MCAUSLAND
What a great show from beginning to end. The show really told the story of Motown from day 1 to the end of the 25 era. The actors were all brilliant have to say Michael Jackson and Diana Ross werefab.
Amazing show. Seen it 6 times and would still see it again and again if it was still on the west end
I took my friend for a belated birthday and we both had a wonderful time.
Loved the show. Great performances by all the cast.
What a musical. I can’t believe such a feel good musical is coming to it end. Thoroughly enjoyed the musical. Wish I had the chance to see it again !!!!
Everything was perfect great music, dancing and fun
What an amazing few hours we had watching Motown the Musical. An excellent production from start to finish with superb acting, singing and scenery changes.
Great seats , great view , great show
Excellent in every way
Fantastic musical, so happy I got to see it
Family day out and had to go see the Motown musical as we were brought up listening to it. The show really didn't disappoint, brilliant songs and even better story line. The cast were amazing and the energy was high in the audience. Staff at the theatre were really helpful in helping us find our seats, definitely the friendliest staff I've come across in other theatres!
So glad that I got to see this show. Diana aka Natalie Kassanga was excellent along with the rest of the cast. Well done and thank you for sharing the story line of Motown.
Loved it !! Loved it!! Loved it!! Absolutely Brilliant!! Seen it twice.
What an amazing show! Would recommend to a friend! Such an amazing atmosphere and experience!
Enjoyed the show. If it wasn't coming to the end I would go and see it again.
Fantastic show, loved it
Loved every minute of this show
Enjoyed the production from start to finish great story highly recommend great cast too
I loved the performance it was ancoutstanding show it's unmissable show something you would not want to miss out on. It's worth the experience and best experience ever . It's amazing and loved every single bit of the stage presents.
A nice musical thread to the History of Motown ,Berry Gordy and historical event so that time. I realised that there was much more music on the Motown label . You can't choose the rest of the audience - but i could have happily been up dancing all through it.
I loved loved loved it all
the show was amazing really enjoyed and seats were perfect
Absolutely fantastic! Did not want the show to end.
Seen this twice now by far the best loved it
Great show enjoyed every minute of it Sad it has to cone to an end
first half better than second but very enjoyable and worth a visit
The story was executed very well, which left out quiteness within the audience to find out more about it. The stars had awesome voices and energy. I was disapponted when it was coming to the end. The Captions at the back was welcoming especially for people within the audience who maybe didn't know the story about Motown. It was a treat for my birthday.
What a show just what a show. I’ve seen lots of west end shows but this beats them all! Just powerful
Excellent all round, amazing singers, glad I didn’t miss it before it ended
Fantastic from start to finish. The singers were brilliant, would highly recommend it and I even don’t mind seeing it again. Thank u for a wonderful day.well done top marks XX
The actors and the songs. Everything amazing. I loved every bit of it!
Shaftesbury Avenue, LONDON
No refunds available after purchase.
2h45m (including interval)
Good To Know
There are 22 stairs from the front door entrance down to side of Stalls row L & M There are 24 stairs from the hall down to front Stalls, side of row B & C There are 15 stairs up from the back staircase of the Stalls.
Row M has extra leg room as there is a walkway between row L & M
There are 34 stairs from the disabled toilet up to the GC. Then 2 more steps per row. If you were to go to row J, at the back, it is an extra 23 stairs. Total of stairs from ground level (RC level) to back of GC is 57.
There are no stairs to the side of front row, and only a few steps to other rows.
How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email after booking to present to the box office on arrival.
Motown features all the greatest hits of the Motown era, including the ones by Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Diana Ross, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson, Martha & The Vandellas and much more!
Suitable For Children
Age restriction 11+
When Can I Go
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday Matinee at 2:30pm
Where Do I Go
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP
By Tube- Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Covent Garden
By Bus-1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242
Who Can I Contact?
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